Advocacy Committee (SNMMI-TS)

Committee Charges for 2020-21:

  • Enhance awareness of advocacy and optimize grassroots activity.
  • Support all TAGs in their effort to monitor any changes in their state’s legislative process that affect Nuclear Medicine.
  • Encourage TAGs to present CE lectures at all chapters to increase awareness and understanding of the important role that advocacy plays in everyday practice.
  • Include all TAGs in bi-monthly conference calls/online meetings to review activity, provide overall opportunity to hear from other TAGs, and educate TAGs on licensure processes.
  • Create short educational webinars for TAG members and other nuclear medicine stakeholders to increase knowledge of how the lobbying process works in each state.
  • Support SOP committee with their goals and objectives.
  • Include all SOP members in bi-monthly conference calls to establish a forum for the completion of goals and objectives.
  • Educate regulators and legislators by:
    • Working closely with HPRA to assure that regulations and/or legislation does not inhibit the practice of nuclear medicine. These include but are not limited to:
      • CMS
      • FDA
      • DOE
      • NRC
      • DHS

Additional Goals for 2020-21:

  • Monitor the State TAG program
  • Partner with CRCPD and OAS to educate regulators in nuclear medicine and to assure that state legislation and regulations do not encroach on the CNMT’s SOP.

Committee Members

Dmitry D. Beyder, MPA, CNMT Co-Chairperson
Tricia L. Peters, BS, CNMT, PET,RT(CT) Co-Chairperson
Tina M. Buehner, PhD, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS Ex-Officio Member
Roberta J. Alvarez, MS, ARRT(N)(MR),CNMT Committee Member
Mark H. Crosthwaite, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS Committee Member
Lucas J. Gross, MS, CNMT, RT(N) Committee Member
Cindi Luckett-Gilbert, MHA,CNMT,FSNMMITS Committee Member
April Mann, MBA,CNMT,NCT,RT(N) Committee Member
Melissa J. Marshall, CNMT, ARRT(CT), AS Committee Member
Nancy McDonald, MHA, CRA, CNMT Committee Member
Matthew C. McMahon, MS, CNMT, RT(CT) Committee Member
Thomas M. Morneau, CNMT, RT(N) Committee Member
Cybil J. Nielsen, MBA, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS Committee Member
Michele A. Panichi-Egberts, CNMT,RT(N),FSNMMI-TS Committee Member
Cheryl L. Rickley, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS Committee Member
Melissa Rose, CNMT, RT(N) Committee Member
Lynne T. Roy, MBA, CNMT, FSNMMI-TS Committee Member
Richard T. Serino, MEd, CNMT Committee Member
Janice D. Van Dolsen, BHS, RT(N), CNMT Committee Member
Joshua Wiley, CNMT, PET Committee Member
Shannon Nixon Youngblood, EdD., MSRS, CNMT Committee Member